GHG Corporation
  • ASC
  • McMurdo Station, ATA
  • NEG/DOE
  • Other
  • Seasonal

Yes


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Job purpose

Responsible for troubleshooting and maintaining the various communications systems at USAP stations. These systems include of land mobile radio systems, microwave backhaul communications, handheld radios, pagers, VHF wireline, and UHF radiotelephones. Position will assist science events as required in the setup and troubleshooting of science equipment. This position shall also be capable of collaborating the activities of other technicians and antenna riggers as required when working on specific projects or activities as a team.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Maintain, program, and repair low power manpack style HF and transceivers.
  • Install, maintain, and program high power rack mounted HF exciters and receivers.
  • Install, maintain, program, and repair VHF land mobile, base station, and hand-held radios.
  • Install, program, maintain, and repair paging systems.                
  • Perform maintenance and repair of power regulation systems and UPS units.   
  • Responsible for maintaining a safe workplace program.
  • Install, maintain, program, and repair VHF/UHF remote repeater radio systems.
  • Assist antenna riggers in installation and testing of broad-spectrum radio antenna systems. 
  • All other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent required. Continued education in technical courses pertaining to communication electronics preferred.                  
  • Minimum 4 years of experience maintaining radio communications systems is required.       
  • Minimum 2 years of experience maintaining digital communications equipment preferred.       
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair electronics equipment down to the component level is required.
  • Must have an excellent command of computers and software used in modern radio communications for systems control and equipment programming. 
  • Familiarity with the use of voltmeters and associated radio/electronics test equipment, spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, RF power meters is required.
  • Familiarity with electronics equipment cabling and standard installation wiring practices is required.
  • Familiarity with wireless backhaul systems is preferred.
  • Experience with HF radio equipment and systems preferred.
  • Experience with paging systems and protocols a plus.
  • Familiarity with solar power and small wind turbines a plus.
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residence is required.

Competencies

  • Performance Management
  • Ethical Conduct
  • Attention to detail

Physical requirements

  • Deployment will be required in this position. The individual in the position must successfully complete the physical and dental examinations as required by the NSF for deploying to Antarctica. Failure to meet these requirements may result in withdrawal of employment offer or other employment action.
  • Complies with applicable USAP/ASC safety, environmental, health, and waste management policies and procedures.
  • Must be able to work in possibly a stressful and cold environment with 6 months of daylight.
  • Individual must be capable of lifting up to 60 pounds and walking with equipment up to mile.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Position Expectations

  • This is a full-time, seasonal position located in Antarctica.
  • All expenses paid while on-ice meals, lodging, medical, gear, travel to and from Antarctica.
  • Performance Period: February 2020 - October 2020

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

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